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Youtube app only doing 720p....
(2015-02-03, 19:08)Ned Scott Wrote: I don't think they (add-on devs) lying about anything. Official Team Kodi devs have said that Kodi needs DASH support for 1080 and higher videos. The issue is that the video stream is separate from the audio stream, and Kodi just needs some changes for that to work.

This is not a Kodi issue. Kodi can play files and DASH streams can be written to files. Using primitive disk-based buffering, Kodi plugins can easily start playback from the beginning. If this buffering can be moved to memory then great. Either way the high-level process is simple:
  1. Begin stream buffering
  2. Play from buffer
  3. Optimize buffer

One example of disk-based buffering optimization is to buffer in chunks, and to remove chunks from disk once Kodi has played them and once Kodi is reading the next. This is very crude, but it does have similarities to real-world approaches. Twitch stores and streams VODs in 10 second chunks now.

To clarify, youtube-dl example writes both the audio and video of DASH streams to file. There isn't a technical limitation here.

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Youtube app only doing 720p.... - by JQLeitch - 2014-08-16, 17:12
RE: Youtube app only doing 720p.... - by orby - 2014-08-17, 10:43
RE: Youtube app only doing 720p.... - by hghfdkjbfjb - 2015-02-04, 05:22

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